Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1978 Austro-Daimler, 1987 Pinarello Montello
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No Rest for the Weary?
A couple of times I've seen flargle recommend a hard training day on the day after a race. As I was riding to work this morning I was surprised to notice that my legs felt pretty good, so I rode my commute like a time trial (if a time trial course were littered with stop signs and traffic lights) and ended up with a new personal best (as silly as I know it is to track such a thing for a commute) and was completely jelly-legged when I got there. (FWIW, commuting is my main time for training rides during the week, so whatever I do has to be squeezed into the 10-12 miles each way to and from work.)
So I'm wondering, does anyone else do a hard workout the day after a race? Should I just pick this as whatever type of ride I need work on, or is there something specific that would benefit me most in this slot? What type of benefit should I expect to see from doing this?